Broken links removed from our list of graduate programs

Submitted 21 October 2014 by Ed Hagen

We have a page of links to graduate programs in physical/biological anthropology:

If a link breaks, it is removed from this page. Consequently, many program links have been removed.

To add or restore your program to this page, select the "Submit graduate program" item from the menu at the top, and fill in the form.

Paleoanthropology Field School at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania

Submitted 13 October 2014 by Charles Egeland

Dig in Tanzania

Paleoanthropology field school at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania June 13-July 13, 2015

The International Programs Center and the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro are pleased to announce the 2015 Olduvai Gorge Paleoanthropology Field School. This program will provide young scholars with an exceptional study abroad experience at one of the world’s premier paleoanthropological sites: Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. The site was made famous by the excavations of Mary and Louis Leakey and is home to dozens of the most well-preserved early archaeological sites in the world. Students will have ...

Developmental Origins of Health and Disease 2015 - 9th World Congress

Submitted 30 September 2014 by Pablo Nepomnaschy

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Developmental Origins of Health and Disease 2015 - 9th World Congress

On behalf of the DOHaD 2015 Organising Committee and the host institutions - MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit at the University of the Witwatersrand, and the MRC/UCT Exercise Science and Sports Medicine Research Unit at the University of Cape Town - I invite you to attend the 9th World Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease.

This will be the first World Congress on DOHaD to be hosted in Africa. The Congress will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in Cape Town, South Africa ...


Submitted 23 September 2014 by Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno

Morphometrics in R

Transmitting Science offers a new course, "GEOMETRIC MORPHOMETRICS IN R ".

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. JULIEN CLAUDE ((Institut des Sciences de l’Évolution de Montpellier, France).

DATES: January 26-30, 2015; 35 hourse on-site. End early registration: October 31.

PLACE: Facilities of the Centre of Restauració i Interpretació Paleontologica, Els Hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona (Spain).

Organized by: Transmitting Science, the Institut Catalá de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont and the Centre of Restauració i Interpretació Paleontologica.

More information: or writing to [email protected]

Concepts in geometric morphometrics will be taught using a series of original data sets and ...

International Society for Evolution, Medicine, & Public Health Meeting (March 19-21, 2015 in Tempe, Arizona)

Submitted 21 September 2014 by Charles Nunn

ASU Center for Evolution and Medicine

The Foundation for Evolution, Medicine, & Public Health (EMPH) is expanding its mission to sponsor a new Society for Evolution, Medicine, & Public Health.

The inaugural meeting for the Society will be March 19-21, 2015 in Tempe, Arizona, in collaboration with the Arizona State University Center for Evolution and Medicine (

Plenary speakers will include: • Harvey Fineberg, Institute of Medicine • Stephen Stearns, Yale University • Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, UCLA • Sir Peter Gluckman, University of Auckland • Ann Demogines (Omenn Award Winner), BioFire Diagnostics • Ruslan Medzhitov, Yale University

Full information is available at, including ...

Pollitzer Student Travel Awards 2015

Submitted 20 September 2014 by Anthony Di Fiore

Deadline: December 1, 2014 (new!)

The Pollitzer Student Travel Awards are designed to help students defray the costs of attending the AAPA meetings. They are named in honor of William S. Pollitzer, a Human Biologist who taught at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, was a Darwin Lifetime Achievement Awardee, and past president of the AAPA.

Qualifications: This award is open to all AAPA members in good standing (undergraduate and graduate) who are students and attending the annual meeting. You do NOT have to present a paper or poster to compete or receive an award. In order to be ...

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) application period is now open!

Submitted 18 September 2014 by Ed Hagen

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NSF is soliciting applications for the GRFP until the posted deadlines in late October and early November 2014. Since 1952, GRFP has provided Fellowships to individuals selected early in their graduate careers based on their demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. Three years of support is provided by the program for graduate study in science or engineering and leads to a research-based master's or doctoral degree. The NSF expects to award 2,000 Graduate Research Fellowships under this program solicitation pending availability of funds: Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) PROGRAM SOLICITATION (NSF 14-590)

GRFP is also ...

CARTA Symposium: Domestication and Human Evolution

Submitted 16 September 2014 by Ingrid Benirschke-Perkins

Join the live webcast! "Domestication and Human Evolution" is the topic of a free public symposium hosted by the UCSD/Salk Center for Academic Research & Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA) on Friday, October 10th (1:00 – 5:30 pm Pacific Daylight Time), co-chaired by Robert Kluender (UC San Diego) and Terrence Deacon (UC Berkeley).

The domestication of other species has played an undeniably central role in the evolution of modern humans, and in our planetary dominance and success. In view of this fact, researchers have over the years investigated the genetic underpinnings and the anatomical, neural, physiological and behavioral consequences ...

Call for Applications: Resident Scholar Fellowships at SAR

Submitted 12 September 2014 by Karen Rosenberg

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The School for Advanced Research (SAR) in Santa Fe, NM invites applications for its 2015–16 Resident Scholar Fellowships.

SAR awards fellowships each year to scholars who have completed their research and analysis and who need time to think and write about topics important to the understanding of humankind. Resident scholars may approach their research from anthropology or from related fields such as history, sociology, art, and philosophy. 

Competitive proposals have a strong empirical dimension, meaning that they address the facts of human life on the ground. They also situate the proposed research within a specific cultural or historical context ...

Two NSF Funding Opportunities

Submitted 27 August 2014 by Ed Hagen

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The purpose of this funding mechanism is to support interdisciplinary, potentially transformative projects

Please note the recent Dear Colleague Letter for the Integrated NSF Support Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and Education (INSPIRE) pilot. The purpose of this funding mechanism is to support interdisciplinary, potentially transformative projects (up to 5 years, $1 million) that cannot be accommodated by other NSF funding mechanisms and would be funded by at least two intellectually distinct NSF divisions or disciplinary programs.  Proposals must be approved by at least two NSF Program Officers prior to submission.

Complementing existing NSF efforts, INSPIRE was created to handle proposals whose ...

Registration now open for 2015 AAPA Annual Meeting

Submitted 22 August 2014 by Ed Hagen

Meeting registration and abstract submission.

New NSF Program Director for Biological Anthropology

Submitted 19 August 2014 by Ed Hagen

Rebecca Ferrell

The National Science Foundation, Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Rebecca Ferrell as Program Director for Biological Anthropology. Dr. Ferrell joins NSF on detail from the National Institute on Aging at NIH.

After receipt of her doctorate in Biological Anthropology from The Pennsylvania State University she served on the faculty at Howard University and then joined NIA in 2009.  There she has served as a Scientific Review Officer in the Division of Extramural Activities.  As SRO, she helped to craft the Funding Opportunity in Biodemography.   Dr. Ferrell has broad  research interests that ...

NSF Integrative Partnerships

Submitted 19 August 2014 by Ed Hagen

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The National Science Foundation is pleased to announce a new competition round for Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships (STCs). STCs program supports innovative, potentially transformative, complex research and education projects that require large-scale, long-term awards. STCs conduct world-class research through partnerships among academic institutions, national laboratories, industrial organizations, and/or other public/private entities, and via international collaborations, as appropriate. They provide a means to undertake significant investigations at the interfaces of disciplines and/or fresh approaches within disciplines. STCs may involve any area of science and engineering that NSF supports.

STC investments support the NSF vision of creating ...

Clyde Snow Social Justice Award

Submitted 11 August 2014 by Ed Hagen

Clyde Snow Social Justice Award

This September the Center for Social Justice at the University of Oklahoma will present the second Clyde C. Snow Social Justice Award and honor the memory, work, and mission of the exceptional Dr. Clyde C. Snow. The Award Committee is very pleased to announce that this year’s awardee is the Agrupación de Familiares de Ejecutados y Detenidos Desaparecidos de Calama (AFEDDEP, the Association of Relatives of Executed and Missing Political Prisoners of Calama). This group of women has been searching for the remains of their murdered husbands, fathers, and sons in Chile’s Atacama Desert for over four decades ...

Obituary: D. Tab Rasmussen, professor of anthropology, 56

Submitted 11 August 2014 by Ed Hagen

Tab Rasmussen
D. Tab Rasmussen, PhD, professor of anthropology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, died Thursday, Aug. 7, after an accident at his home in Edwardsville, Ill. He was 56.

NSF: Submit your entry to the NEW visualization challenge

Submitted 6 August 2014 by Ed Hagen

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This year, the National Science Foundation has teamed up with Popular Science to bring you our newly renamed science and engineering visualization challenge: The Vizzies. The contest is open to everyone. The deadline to enter is Sept. 30, 2014

The Canadian Association of Physical Anthropology 42nd annual meeting

Submitted 31 July 2014 by Ed Hagen

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The Canadian Association of Physical Anthropology 42nd annual meeting is being hosted in Fredericton, New Brunswick. We have set up a website where all up to date information regarding the conference can be found including registration details. The conference dates are November 6-9th, 2014 and we are accepting abstracts until August 15th.

The 37th annual meeting of the Society of Craniofacial Genetics and Developmental Biology

Submitted 26 July 2014 by Ed Hagen

Craniofacial poster 2014

Our meeting will take place on October 18th, from 8.30am – 7.30pm at the Duane Roth Auditorium of the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, La Jolla, CA. Abstract submissions for podium and poster presentations are open now.

The Anthropology of Hands Conference

Submitted 25 July 2014 by Ed Hagen

Hand conference
The School of Anthropology and Conservation at the University of Kent, Canterbury is hosting a three-day interdisciplinary conference on “The Anthropology of Hands”. This is an open call to submit abstracts for presentations (podium or poster) at this unique event. The deadline for abstract submission is September 17, 2014.

In Memoriam: Dr. William Stini 1930-2014

Submitted 25 July 2014 by Ed Hagen

Professor William Stini passed away the night of Sunday, June 22. Dr. Stini came to the University of Arizona in 1976 as a Professor in the Department of Anthropology. He became a Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine in 1979, an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences in 1997, and a Professor in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health in 1998. He served as Assistant Head of the Department of Anthropology in 1979–1980 and Head of the Department of Anthropology from 1980 to 1989. While at the UA, Dr. Stini served ...
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